Cam McCaul has always been an innovator in the mountain bike world, whether its pioneering new zones to ride, landing big tricks, or creating new contests like Slope-Duro-Cross, he’s pushing the limits of the sport in all sorts of directions. Wait, but what the hell is Slope-Duro-Cross? It’s a product of necessity, really. Cam had access to piece of land in his backyard near Bend, Oregon, and he decided to turn it into a course that combined all the things he was good at on a bike: riding up a hill, down a hill, and doing trick on jumps.
Naturally, Cam invited a bunch of his best friends over (who all happen to be world-class riders that were in town for Black Sage Fest and Marzocchi Proving Grounds – Sage Cattabriga-Alosa even made a cameo appearance) and held his own kind of backyard barbecue. None other than Jordie Lunn was in charge of judging, so things were a bit uhh…subjective…when it came to deciding what was worth what. In the end, riders threw themselves at the course (literally) and good times were had.